An article was posted late Sunday evening with claims from anonymous developers that the Xbox One operating system and Xbox LIVE is currently suffering from a host of issues that make it a "mess." Microsoft Games Studio Vice President Phil Spencer quickly dismissed those claims though.
"Games are in certification now and we are playing [single-player] & [multiplayer] nightly. Anyone can post 'stuff' to the web," Spencer wrote on Twitter when questioned about the claims.
Both Microsoft and Sony are currently working on significant day one system updates for their next-gen consoles. With the operating systems for the consoles continuously being developed right up to the point of launch, reports of problems are not only unsurprising but should be taken with a grain of salt as well. The sausage making that goes into software development is not always pretty and is frequently a game of dealing with work arounds and issues until the software is finalized for release.
In short, it's either best to wait for Microsoft to get finalized Xbox One's in the hands of people either before launch or at launch before jumping on any bandwagons.
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